• 06 Jun 19

Jun 6 - “St. Norbert” © retablos art by Br. Arturo Olivas, OFS.

St. Norbert was born about 1080 in the Rhineland and was ordained in 1115. He lived a life of penance and apostolate, and encouraged other clergy to do the same. This aroused hostility, and he left Germany and went to France, where he established a community of Canons who followed the rule of St Augustine – living in community, celebrating the Divine Office and preaching to the people. From this came the Premonstratensian Order. He was elected bishop of Magdeburg in 1126. He died in 1134.

you made the bishop Norbert
an outstanding minister of your Church,
renowned for his preaching and pastoral zeal.
Always grant to your Church faithful shepherds
to lead your people to eternal salvation.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

His feast day is June 6.